Naomi Ceder - Come for the Language, Stay for the Community
[21 July 2016 / 2016-07-21]
[Bilbao, Euskadi, Spain]
While Python the language is wonderful, the Python community and the
personal, social, and professional benefits that flow from involvement
in a community like ours are often more compelling.
Learn about the goals of the Python Software Foundation and how
everyone can take part to help build even better Python communities
locally, regionally, and globally. I will also discuss some of our
strengths as a community, and also look at some of the challenges we
face going forward.
Python is a powerful and flexible tool that many of us love and use in
many ways. And yet, as wonderful as the language is, many would say
that the community is even more attractive. This talk will focus on
involvement in the Python community and what that means - in
particular the many personal, social, and professional benefits that
flow from involvement in a community like ours.
I will also discuss what the Python Software Foundation does, what its
goals and purpose are, and how everyone in the community can take part
in the PSF to help build even better Python communities. This will
include specific explanations of the membership model and how active
contributors (both in terms of code and community organisation) can
and should become full voting members of the PSF.
I will also touch on our strengths, like our commitment to safe and
inclusive spaces and our devotion to education, and also look at some
of the challenges we face as a community going forward.